September 04 — September 18
Since 2004, Bidoun has filled a gaping hole in the arts and culture coverage of the Middle East, pioneering a distinctive voice that is intelligent, critical, and original. From the beginning, Bidoun has served as a platform — for new questions, images, and ideas about the Middle East. Bidoun’s activities fall in three primary areas: publishing, educational, and curatorial. To date, our projects have included a range of pursuits: curatorial initiatives, educational programs, artist commissions, talks, tours, performances, books, an itinerant library, and an online archive of avant-garde media. Bidoun magazine has won some of the most sought-after honors in the publishing world, including a nomination for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2009, and three UTNE Independent Press Awards for social and cultural coverage, design, and art writing. Bidoun has been written about in Artforum, British Vogue, Newsweek, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, and elsewhere. Our contributors include artists and writers from across the globe, among them pop stars (like Maya Arulpragasam aka MIA), art stars (like Walid Raad, Lawrence Weiner, and Tony Shafrazi), and even a Nobel Prize laureate (Orhan Pamuk). Bidoun Projects is a registered 501©(3) non-profit organization.
A micro residency with different people joining for different chunks of time. Each participant curates an evening—either for each other or for the public—where they share something, whether it be a film screening, a talk, a show and tell of youtube videos, a dance party, or a workshop. It is an open concept and all those invited can interpret as they wish.
Ashkan Sepahvand, Tiffany Malakooti, Maryam Hoseni, Jared McCormick, cvmea (formerly George Awde), Leila Pourtavaf, Tausif Noor, Sophie Sabet, Rahel Aima, Mehran Ataee
Photo Credit: Tim Schutsky